Joining Us

Joining The Club - Becoming a Member

Joining Basics

Please note WFA is unable to accept children under the age of 16 years as a member except as part of a family membership. We do not recommend training children under the age of 8.

WFA Membership

Shooting Days & Times

You will be able to shoot the entire course all day Tuesday, Thursday after 16:30 and all day Sunday. One side is also open Thursday am and all day Saturday. 

We have 2 full courses [targets 1-18 & targets 19-36] and a further training leg. 

Car Park:

Targets 1-18 + Training Leg

Targets 14-18 & 19-36 [targets 1-13 not shootable]


All new members must first join the NFAS before being applicable to join WFA. This will provide you with the base insurance to allow you to attend the club and go through the safety and/or training assessment needed to join WFA. NFAS offer a temporary membership while this process takes place. Once completed a WFA sign off will allow you to get full NFAS membership. For further details please visit the NFAS website.

Training, Have A Go and Corporate Days Out

Training Kit

If you are a newbie and are going to go through the training we will provide you with kit for the duration of the course and for a short while after until you have obtained your own kit. 

When you are new to archery we recommend you do not go out and buy a bow [or at least an expensive bow] until you have had some experience to build up your form, strength, style and get to know your true draw length. We will [kit levels allowing] let you train and shoot with us using club equipment until you are ready.

 You can kit yourself out with reasonable set of kit for around £150 or you can go to the top of the table for £1000s. It will be your choice. However, be warned it is the archer and form that gets the good shot not the expensive kit.

Being Signed Off for NFAS and WFA Membership

Before you can become an NFAS or WFA member you need to go through an assessment and be “Signed Off”. This can only be done by an existing NFAS member who has been approved by the NFAS to Sign Off archers. Sign off is not just to shoot at your club but to be part of the NFAS and be able to shoot in any NFAS affiliated shoot. Therefore, the NFAS set these guidelines.

This is done against the NFAS “Signing-off Guidelines and Code of Practice“. The guide states: “Coaches and others with authority to sign off provisional NFAS members must be satisfied that the archer is competent, safe and understand the NFAS rules before signing him/her off.”

You can do your training with us without formal NFAS membership but you must be full signed off members before you can fully join. 

The categories that you are assessed against are:

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